Meet Bear:

Adoption Date: 12/28/2018

Intake Date: 11/9/2018

Adoption Announcement – 12/28/2018

Hi, remember me? I’m Bear, the 15-year-old black guy who was desperately looking for a foster a couple of months ago. Well, I didn’t find a foster; I found a family and furever home! Did I get lucky or what?

As I said, I was looking for a foster. I really wasn’t doing to well at the Safe Place for Pets Welcome Center. Some of you may remember the Safe Place Facebook post looking for a foster for me. Well…. Mom and Dad were looking for a cat. Their other one had died, but Mom just couldn’t bear 😉 living in a house with no cats. They were originally interested in another Safe Place for Pets cat named Smokey (he’s still looking for his perfect family by the way), but Mom kept thinking about me and my story, and by the time they got to the Welcome Center she realized that it was me that they were coming to meet. The rest, as they say, is history. I went home with Mom and Dad that day and immediately started investigating my new domain. I wasn’t the least bit shy!

And what a domain it is, with soft chairs and a couch that I have made my own, windows to look out of, Dad’s office that Mom carries me down to so I can keep him company (I don’t do stairs too well), but most of all, Mom and Dad themselves! I love them so very much and they love me right back. I always like to be close to them, so I follow them around the house and make sure that I’m in the same room whenever possible. I also make sure to sleep with them every night. In the mornings, if it’s not too terribly cold, Dad goes outside and stands for a bit on the garden porch. While Dad takes in the view I take in the scents. That’s how I get my own version of CNN – Cat Nose News 😹. All in all, I couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful forever home, and I will be grateful for the rest of my life.

I’d like to express my thanks to a number of people. First, to the two wonderful ladies who made sure that I was cared for after my prior dad passed. One of them actually took her home and slept with me that first night when I was so heartbroken. I’d also like to thank Bijou Animal Hospital for taking such good care of me for so many years and Cook Veterinary Hospital (a Safe Place Feline Coordinator contract vet) for giving me a good dental cleaning and check up before Mom and Dad found me. Finally, I’d like to thank the Safe Place volunteers who made the cozy snuggly for me to curl up in. This black cat is lucky indeed!

Adoption Bio – 11/9/2018

Do you need a teddy bear? If so, I might be just the guy for you! My name is Bear, and I am a 15-year-old male neutered black domestic shorthair with claws. I’ve only been at Safe Place for Pets for a very short time, and I’m adjusting okay, but I really miss my dad! I was with him my whole life and loved him so much, but now he’s gone 😿. I knew it was coming and spent as much time next to him on his bed to give him all the comfort that I could, but I knew the moment that he passed and I just couldn’t bear it. I ran away to find a place where I could hide and cry. A nice lady who is a friend of Dad’s took me home with her that night, and I just cried and cried. It was such a comfort when she took me in her arms and held me. I was finally able to rest without being quite so lonely. She couldn’t stand the idea of leaving me all by myself the next day while she went to work, so she brought me here the very next morning.

I’m feeling a bit better since coming to the Safe Place for Pets Welcome Center. The volunteers understand how sad I am and are happy to love and pet me, which helps a lot. It’s kind of strange for me though. I’m in a room with three other cats, and I’m not sure that I like that after being an only pet all my life. There is one little lady named Cherry that I get along with, but I really don’t like the other boy cats. Does that make me a male chauvinist cat? I’m not sure, but I think that if I’m with another cat in my new forever home I’d rather it be a girl cat! I’ve never been with anyone but Dad, so I don’t know how I’d do with children or dogs but I will tell you this. As much as I adored Dad and miss him, I still have lots of love to give to someone who will love me back! One of the volunteers here at Safe Place calls me a love bug, and that’s a pretty good description of me.

Do you think that you might be the one to take a teddy bear home and love him? It would make me so happy. The Safe Place for Pets Welcome Center is only open by appointment, but all you have to do to set a time to come down and fall in love with me is either call the nice lady at 719-359-0201 or email Safe Place at I’ll be waiting!


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